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Microsoft Password Change Notification Service and Back to School Mobile Safety Guide

Password Change Notification Service synchronizes user passwords across multiple identity stores in an enterprise environment.

“The Microsoft Password Change Notification Service enables synchronization of password changes in Active Directory to Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 (MIIS), Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 (ILM), Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (FIM), Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2, or the Microsoft Enterprise Single Sign-On (ENTSSO) service,” stated Microsoft.

These components simplify password management in organizations with multiple user identity repositories.

You can download version 4.1.2515.0 of Password Change Notification Service Download Center.

In a blog post today, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing’s Director, Jacqueline Beauchere, pusblished the findings of a survey and some mobile security tips as in a “Back to School with New Devices? Mobile Safety” post.

“Kids are using mobile technology more than ever. Data show that 52 percent of kids ages eight to 12, and 77 percent between 12 and 17, own mobile phones, with teenagers 14 to 17 sending an average of 100 text messages a day.”

According to survey, 90% of eight to 17 year-olds say it’s OK for parents to set rules about mobile phone use. In addition, kids need to know to share their phone numbers (and other personal identifiable information) with family and close friends only. Also, they should:

  • “Lock their phones with a PIN, or personal identification number, and keep it secret – even from “best” friends, who, among the younger generations, can change quite often.
  • Avoid clicking links in advertisements, contests, text messages and the like. Doing so can invite malware that could damage the phone, lead to the sale of their information or even identity theft.
  • And, if parents use a family location service to monitor their children’s whereabouts, make sure those outside the immediate family can’t locate them. Otherwise, consider disabling the location feature on the child’s phone or, at the very least, turn off the feature in the phone’s camera,” Microsoft advises.

For more guidance on internet safety at home, on the go and at school, check out Microsoft’s Digital Citizenship in Action Toolkit, and Safety & Security Center page.

Below is a teens infographic: (click to enlarge)

The Naked Truth of Teen Infographic

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